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CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR DEVELOPMENT AND DISSEMINATION OF NATIONAL CIVIL REGISTRATION & VITAL STATISTICS (CRVS) POLICY AND STRATEGY


Ministry of Health

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Bid notice date:
April 13th, 2018
Bid closing date:
May 2nd, 2018
Bid document fee:
0 UGX
Bid security:
0 UGX
Procurement Ref No:
MOH-URMCHIP/SVCS/2017-18/00064

1. The Government of the Republic of Uganda has received financing from the International Development Association (IDA) towards the implementation of the Uganda Reproductive Maternal and Child Health Services Improvement Project herein after referred to as the "Project". The objectives of the Project are to: (i) to improve utilization of essential health services with a focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services in target districts; and (ii) Scale up birth and death registration (BDR) services. The project is composed of the following components: I. Results-Based Financing for Primary Health Care Services; II. Strengthen Health Systems to Deliver RMNCAH Services; III. Strengthen Capacity to Scale-up Delivery of Births and Deaths Registration Services and IV. Enhancing Institutional Capacity to Manage Project Supported Activities. The Project is being implemented through the existing institutional arrangements of Government whereby the respective departments at Ministry of Health and NIRA will be responsible for implementation of the respective components.

2. Under component III, the Project is to hire a consultant for development and dissemination of National Civil Registration & Vital Statistics (CRVS) Policy and Strategy for National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA). NIRA was established by the Registration of Persons Act 2015 (ROPA) as a specialized Authority for the registration of persons, the registration of births and deaths and the issuance of the appropriate certificates.

3. The scope of the services includes;

a) Undertake business process analysis of existing civil registration processes for deaths and causes of death, adoptions, marriages and divorces; observation of formal and informal registration practices at a local level; identification of existing opportunities and weaknesses i.e. pilot projects that could be scaled for civil registration.

b) Conduct a situational analysis for CRVS to identify main stakeholders, strengths, threats, opportunities, challenges and lessons. In addition, review best practices from the region to identify applicable lessons for the local context. This should specifically include review the CRVS processes in NIRA, Local Governments and the health sector.

c) Develop mission, vision, objectives, actions and implementation arrangements, and seek and obtain consensus from the Technical Working Group.

d) Undertake resource mapping to understand the financing that will be available for implementing the strategic plan as well as developing a costed implementation road map/budget.

e) Develop a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for CRVS.

f) Undertake stakeholder consultations as necessary, including for the validation workshop.

g) Prepare a final CRVS Strategy.

4. The Ministry of Health on behalf of NIRA now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the above consultancy Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The short listing criteria are:

 

a. At least 10 years' experience in Development of Communication Strategies.

 b. At least two successfully completed assignment of similar nature as in (a) above

c. Availability of qualified and skilled personnel in Communication, Development Communication or other related fields.

d. Knowledge of international best practice in conducting similar assignments as well as good understanding of Uganda's communication landscape is an added advantage.

5. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011,Revised July 2014 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest.

6. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications. The type of association whether a joint venture or a sub consultancy should be clearly indicated in the Expression of interest.

7. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection Based on Consultant Qualification Selection (CQS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

8. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 08:00 to 17:00 hours (Local time).

9. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person or by e-mail) by 10:00am, on Wednesday, V' May 2018.

The Ag. Procurement Specialist,

Uganda Reproductive Maternal and Child Health Services Improvement Project

Ministry of Health, Room D109,

Plot 6, Lourdel Road,

KAMPALA, UGANDA.

Dr. Diana Atwine

PERMANENT SECRETARY  

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